Lisa Valerio, LCSW provides psychotherapy for adults and specializes in depression anxiety disorders as well as loss/grief and relationship challenges. Her approach includes use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and thought reprocessing, strengths based work, motivational interviewing, emotional regulation focus, and mindfulness techniques.
Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker with 23 years of professional experience. She has served in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient and inpatient mental health, addiction treatment, Veterans Affairs, and private practice. She has provided clinical supervision to newly licensed professionals, both in social work and counseling, as well as field instruction for second year graduate MSW interns. Additionally, she has experience in community networking and advocacy working to eradicate Veteran homelessness. For 8 years, she also served as the Sgt. At Arms and Vice President of a local union, American Federation of Government Employees, helping to foster a better working environment for labor, management and ultimately for serving the Veterans. Prior to her social work career, she was a small business owner and manager of a moving company.
Her expertise includes individual, couples, group process, 12 step facilitation, relapse recovery, trauma and grief work. She considers her style to be soft, supportive and empathetic.